Emory University No Longer In Line with Its Christian Heritage

Emory University is a Methodist college in Atlanta, and some would say it has moved away from its Biblical heritage.

The university is now allowing students to enter their preferred pronouns on the university’s registrar website. 

The options for pronouns the students can choose include: He/Him/His, She/Her/Hers, They/Them/Theirs, Xie/Hir/Hirs, and Ze/Zir/Zirs, according to a press release from Emory News Center. 

Students will be able to use the Online Pathway to University Students (OPUS) system to choose their preferred pronouns. This is the system that is used to make payments and register for classes. 

Once the student has set their pronoun up on the web system, what they have chosen will populate in other areas of the campus like class rosters.  

“The policy change comes after requests from students and the university’s desire to make campus more welcoming to students of all genders,” the release from the university said. 

Although few Christian campuses have followed suit, this has been a national trend that has been reported by Campus Reform in the last few years. 

At New York University, they implemented a similar system at the beginning of the 2020 school year. It included an option for students to use no pronoun at all. 

The University of North Dakota proposed in 2021 changing its housing policy to allow students to live in dorms that matched their gender identity. 

At the end of 2021, Columbia University challenged its students to report each other if someone misgendered a peer. 

The director of the Offices of LGBT Life and Belonging and Community Justice, Danielle M. Bruce-Steele, told Emory News Center that the change “will push the university forward to even greater inclusion of our LGBTQ community members.”

John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Movement must be rolling over in Zirs grave.